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There are 8 ways to get from Iquique to Potosí by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Uyuni  •  19h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to La Tirana
  2. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  4. Take the bus from Uyuni to Potosi

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Bus #2  •  23h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to Oruro Iquique
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Potosí Potosí / ...

$29

6 alternative options

Bus  •  20h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to La Tirana
  2. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  4. Take the bus from Uyuni to Potosi

Bus #3  •  23h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to Cochabamba
  2. Take the bus from Cochabamba to Potosí Cochabamba

$51

Drive  •  11h 25m

  1. Drive from Iquique to Potosí 495.8 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Uyuni, bus  •  12h 17m

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Uyuni (UYU) IQQ - UYU
  2. Take the bus from Uyuni to Potosi

$523 - $1,143

Fly to Potosi  •  19h 31m

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Potosi (POI) IQQ - POI

$373 - $906

Fly to Sucre, drive  •  10h 58m

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Sucre (SRE) IQQ - SRE
  2. Drive from Sucre to Potosí

$231 - $582

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The cheapest way to get from Iquique to Potosí is to bus which costs $30 and takes 23h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Iquique to Potosí is to fly and drive which costs $230 - $600 and takes 10h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iquique to Potosí. However, there are services departing from Iquique and arriving at Potosi via La Tirana, Calama and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 15m.

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The distance between Iquique and Potosí is 464 km. The road distance is 793.3 km.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Potosí without a car is to bus via Uyuni which takes 19h 15m and costs .

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It takes approximately 19h 15m to get from Iquique to Potosí, including transfers.

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Iquique to Potosí bus services, operated by Pullman Chacón, depart from Iquique station.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Potosí is to bus via Uyuni which takes 19h 15m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $370 - $950 and takes 19h 31m.

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There is no direct flight from Iquique Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Iquique to Potosí bus services, operated by Expreso 11 de Julio, arrive at Potosi station.

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Map of how to get from Iquique to Potosí.
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  • Distance: 290 miles
  • Duration: 19h 15m

What companies run services between Iquique, Chile and Potosí, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Iquique to Potosí via La Tirana, La Tirana, Calama, Uyuni, and Uyuni in around 19h 15m. Alternatively, Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación fly from Iquique to Potosí twice daily.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Iquique to Potosi via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Iquique to Potosi via La Paz, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Iquique to Potosi via La Paz, Tarija, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Iquique to Sucre via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Bus operators
Pullman Chacón
Phone
+56 57 276 3934
Bus from Iquique to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Transportes Santa Angela
Phone
+56 57 274 1309
Email
contacto@santaangela.cl
Website
santaangela.cl
Bus from Iquique to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
santaangela.cl
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from La Tirana to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Kenny Bus
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuni to Potosi
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Salvador
Phone
+56 58 222 8547
Email
central@trans-salvador.com
Website
trans-salvador.com
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Pullman Jet Nort SRL
Phone
+591 2 5277355
Website
ticketsbolivia.com
Bus from Iquique to Oruro
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com
Trans Bustillo
Phone
Cochabamba: +591-4-4230946, Oruro: +591-2-5279603
Website
transbustillo.blogspot.com
Bus from Oruro to Potosí
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Flota Challapata
Phone
+(591)2-6246420
Bus from Oruro to Potosí
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Lujan SRL
Phone
+591 4 4553910 Cochabamba / +591 2 25258523 Oruro / +56 57 232 6955 Calama
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Iquique to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cosmos
Phone
+(591) 2 2281938 / Potosí: +(591)2-6245831
Bus from Cochabamba to Potosí
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
sites.google.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Iquique to Potosí is 793 km. It takes approximately 11h 25m to drive from Iquique to Potosí.

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Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas offer flights from Iquique Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Potosí. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Iquique Airport is to bus which takes 55m and costs $4 - $21.

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